WATER VALLEY, Miss. (WCBI) – A Water Valley watermelon holds the new state record for largest watermelon.
Melon grower, Jerry Vaughn, weighed his melon in at a record 239. 5 pounds, and it’s 38 inches long with a girth of 5′ 3″.
Vaughn officially weighed the melon in last Friday on state certified scales.
On Saturday, Vaughn and his family headed to Missouri to enter the melon in the Great Pumpkin Common-Wealth.
He won top prize in the watermelon category and $600.
He credits the unusual summer weather, hot September days, and the seed-line for the weight of the melon.